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Man holding freshly fished Salmon in Norway's Hardangervidda's National Park
Hardangervidda.
Photo: Florian Over

Fishing in Hardangervidda national park

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The finest trout Norway has to offer

Fish for trout of the highest calibre in Hardangervidda. Uvdal and Geilo in Hol make good bases for fishing adventures in Norway’s largest national park.

Fishing offers

Learn fly-fishing at Groven mountain farm in Geilo

Get a solid introduction into the secrets and joys of fly-fishing. You will learn everything you need to know, including which flies to choose, how to make knots and casting techniques.

The course includes a dedicated fly-fishing guide, access to the private waters of Groven mountain farm, equipment for rent (can be purchased at an extra cost), field lunch and transport to and from Geilo station.

Price from NOK 500 (half day for four people) to NOK 1,500 (full day for one person). Children under 18 years get a 50% reduction in the company of a parent.

Two men fly-fishing at Groven

Fly-fishing at Groven.
Photo: Florian Over

Trout on two wheels

Go after that precious mountain trout by bike. Combine your fishing holiday with a cycling tour and experience Hardangervidda national park at its best. Follow the historic paths to viewpoints where you can take in the highland plateau in all its glory.

There are plenty of options for anglers on bikes. For example, if you cycle around 30 kilometres you reach the Ovre Numedal nature reserve, where there are some 50 lakes to explore.

Some of the paths are unruly and rocky, but it is not a problem for those with a little bit of cycling experience – the tour is suitable for most people who are up for an adventure in the wild.

Learn more here

Fished trouts in Norway's Hardangervidda National Park

Trout on two wheels.
Photo: Visitnorway.com

Go fishing from cabin to cabin

A fishing adventure for everyone who is dreaming about going from cabin to cabin in the Hardangervidda national park.

You start by taking a boat to the centre of the park, where you enjoy a home-cooked meal at Mårbu mountain lodge. The next days are spent hiking, fishing and relaxing with a guide. The journey goes through old settlements in varied terrain, and there is a good chance of spotting the local wildlife.

Price from EUR 220 per day. The trip is suitable for most people. It is arranged for a minimum of 2 people.

Four people travelling through Hardangervidda National Park

Fishing from cabin to cabin.
Photo: Florian Over

Trip to the heart of Hardangervidda

The Geitvassdalen valley, located bang in the middle of Hardangervidda national park, is known as one of Norway’s best fishing areas.

You will set up camp by the Geitvatnet lake and explore the surrounding fishing possibilities. With scrummy home-made food and experienced guides, this trip is sure to give you an authentic and unique experience in the Norwegian mountains.

Price from EUR 160 per day per person. The trip is arranged for 4-10 people, and you will sleep in a tent with camp beds.

Fly-fishing for Salmon in Norwegian's Hardangervidda National Park

Trip to the heart of Hardangervidda.
Photo: Florian Over

Guided fishing excursion

Experience the finest selection of the seemingly endless fishing possibilities in Hardangervidda national park on a guided trip.

You will start with a meeting where we go through trip plan and a short safety brief. Then you walk to the heart of the park and explore the famous fishing area in Nuedalslågen before you set up camp. The hikes are tailor-made to suit your specific needs and wishes, however you should be in good shape and be prepared to carry some of the equipment.

Price from NOK 1,200 per person and day. The trip is arranged for a minimum of 2 people.

Man holding freshly fished Salmon in Norway's Hardangervidda's National Park

Guided fishing excursion.
Photo: Florian Over

Fish species

These are the fish species you are most likely to meet on your fishing trip to Hardangervidda, including their names in Norwegian, German and Latin.

Brown trout is one of the species you can fish in Norway

Ørret (Salmo trutta)
Brown Trout | Forelle

Size: 18–80 cm.
Weight: 1–3 kg + 15 kg

Minnow is one of the species you can fish in Norway

Ørekyte (Phoxinus phoxinus)
Minnow | Elritze

Size: 8–12 cm
Weight: 100 gram - 2,5 kg

Char is one of the species you can fish in Norway

Røye (Salvelinus alpinus)
Char |
Saibling

Size: 15-75 cm.
Weight: 100 gram -3 kg

Whitefish is one of the species you can fish in Norway

Sik (Coregonus lavaretus)
Whitefish | Felchen

Size: 15–25cm.
Weight: 300-400 gram

Safety on your fishing holiday in Norway

Safety tips to leave you high and dry

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only cast off when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.
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